Cyber Security News

Increasingly, a physical security director's role, the branch of computer security that is specifically related to the Internet, with issues involving fraud and the protection of transfer of data and a company's brand.

ARTICLES

Understanding the New Federal Cyber Laws

Congress has proposed dozens of bills related to cybersecurity topics over the last decade, all of which went nowhere. That is, until recently.


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Cisco Annual Security Report Reveals Widening Gulf Between Perception and Reality of Cybersecurity Readiness

The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report reveals that organizations must adopt an 'all hands on deck' approach to defend against cyber attacks.


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New York AG Proposes ’Strongest’ Data Security Law in U.S.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman proposed what he called “the strongest” data security law in the nation to combat an increase in the theft of personal information online.


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The Cloud: Where Your Partners’ Security Problems Are Yours

We’re seeing the business equivalent of a NASCAR event as companies race to move their information systems to the cloud.
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Marriott Petitions FCC for Right to Block Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots

Hotel chain Marriott has requested the Federal Communications Commission to allow the full implementation of blocking hotel guests’ personal Wi-Fi and Mi-Fi devices around its premises, especially conference and meeting rooms. Marriott says that the request is based on security concerns, stating that guests can use their hotspot-enabled devices to compromise the hotel’s network or to commit a data breach involving other guests.


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Sony Hackers Threaten Attack on US News Media

 The Sony hackers have set their sights on attacking a news organization. 


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More Than One-Third of Companies Can Use Help with Access Control

A new report reveals many businesses still struggle with information security deficiencies and common security weaknesses that can elevate their risk of data breaches.


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35 Percent of all Security Breaches Take Place in Higher Education

A new infographic from SysCloud reveals there have been more 500 security breaches at more than 320 higher education institutions since 2005.


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Justice Department Creates Cybersecurity Prosecutor Unit

The U.S. Justice Department is creating a unit within the criminal division to advise on electronic surveillance in cyber investigations and work with the private sector to prevent online crime.
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Smartphones Gain Ground, Mobile Cybersecurity Gains Importance

Last month, I wrote an article on the Emergence of Smartphones as a Key Platform for Security Industry that discussed the growing ubiquity of smartphones within the workplace and the increasing number of mobile apps that have the ability to collect information from its environment such as video streams, audio streams, indoor location and information from other sensors.
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Security in a Web 2.0+ World: A Standards-Based Approach

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Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade

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After years of focusing on IT security, we find that hackers are as active and effective as ever. This book gives application developers, networking and security professionals, those that create standards, and CIOs a straightforward look at the reality of today's IT security and a sobering forecast of what to expect in the next decade. View
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The Web Application Hacker's Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Flaws 2E

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This book is a practical guide to discovering and exploiting security flaws in web applications. The authors explain each category of vulnerability using real-world examples, screen shots and code extracts. View
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The Database Hacker's Handbook: Defending Database Servers

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Databases are the nerve center of our economy. Every piece of your personal information is stored there-medical records, bank accounts, employment history, pensions, car registrations, even your children's grades and what groceries you buy. Database attacks are potentially crippling-and relentless. View

EVENTS

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Cybersecurity: A CEO and Director Issue

4/23/14
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Learn how today’s cyber threat landscape is impacting business; how NIST’s voluntary cyber framework can be used to help your business better achieve its security goals; and, the business and legal risks of doing nothing.

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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

Podcasts

Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security Magazine

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2015 January

In the January 2015 issue of Security, learn how PTZ and fixed dome cameras do dual duty in video production and surveillance applications, improve security on college campuses, and how to better cope with harsh environments in surveillance. 

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Tougher Cybersecurity Legislation

On January 20, President Barack Obama called for tougher cybersecurity legislation in his 2015 State of the Union address. Which of the following points do you feel is most needed today?
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